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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • WSDOT says drivers should prepare for holiday travel backups

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. – Even though Thanksgiving is several days away, the Washington State Department of Transportation is urging people to prepare travel plans now to make sure you aren’t stuck in big time backups. No matter if you’re going up and down I-5 or crossing the mountain passes, WSDOT says, there are several things everyone should travel with to make sure the trip to grandma’s house isn’t spoiled. On Friday, some families told Q13 News they planned to make […]

  • City blames ruptured beaver dam for flood that damaged several homes

    MILL CREEK, Wash. – Homeowners in south Snohomish County said their Mill Creek neighborhood began flooding late Wednesday afternoon. A handful of homes suffered some form of flood damage and city officials blamed the flood on a ruptured beaver dam. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, officials say the flow water into nearby neighborhoods had slowed and crews were reporting success removing water. Shortly after 6 p.m., crews announced the flow of flood water that had been pouring into neighborhoods from a […]

  • Falling trees snap beaver dam, causing ‘significant flooding’ in Mill Creek

    MILL CREEK, Wash. — Flooding near State Route 527 in Mill Creek crept up on a residential neighborhood Wednesday morning, threatening homes. The flooding closed 136th Stree SE between SR 527 and Jackson High School, and people were encouraged to avoid the area. The city of Mill Creek later said that the flooding occurred when two trees snapped in a Mill Creek wetland, fell and smashed a beaver dam, releasing a gush of water into neighborhoods. Just after 4 p.m. […]

  • ‘It could have been us’: Neighbor recounts rescuing child from car crushed by fallen tree

    RENTON, Wash. – A memorial was growing where a 33-year-old mother was killed Monday night in Renton after a large tree, snapped by strong winds, crushed her car. Her 4-year-old daughter survived the crash; so did the woman’s sister. A neighbor told Q13 News he helped pull the child from the wrecked car after he got to the scene and learned a young child was still inside the car. He said he had to do something to make sure she was […]

  • New study shines light on growing numbers of homeless public school students

    SEATTLE — The number of kids without a home in Seattle is skyrocketing, growing nearly as quickly as rates in New York City. The data comes out of a new study by Seattle Public Schools and the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. The study found more than 3,600 kids going to schools in Seattle don’t have a place to sleep at night to call their own. The study’s authors want policymakers to take in the data and learn how to […]

  • Neighbors worry about Fremont homelessness, crime after man is set on fire

    SEATTLE – Police are on the hunt for 31-year-old Christopher Burrus as investigators believe he set a man on fire Tuesday night in Fremont. The assault happened on Leary Way NW near NW 45th Street and neighbors worry the crime could be connected to other problems in the area. “The crime we’re witnessing every day and feeling, it’s growing,” said Van Thorfinson. Thorfinson says his neighborhood is feeling more and more dangerous – especially after Seattle Police say someone set […]

  • Bellingham police search for man committing voyeurism, lewd acts near WWU

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Police in Bellingham are on the hunt for a peeping Tom who may be responsible for more than a dozen crimes. It’s been happening for months around Western Washington University and investigators say sometimes the suspect is touching himself right outside his victim’s windows. And, Bellingham police believe there could be multiple suspects on the loose. “For a lot of our young women who have been victims of this, that has been the worst thing that has […]

  • Study says rising rents tied to rising homeless population in Seattle

    SEATTLE – The U.S Census Bureau says Seattle is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. You’ve probably felt the squeeze yourself in the form of quickly rising housing prices and rental rates in Western Washington. A recent study by the online real estate database company Zillow even shows a direct connection between the rising homeless population and how much it costs to rent an apartment in Seattle. Zillow’s study was put together with help from researchers […]

  • Community unites with candle light vigil to honor murdered 9-year-old boy

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – On Friday prosecutors in Kitsap County charged Amber James with first degree, premeditated murder in the death of her own son. She is currently being held in jail on $1-million bail. Her son, 9-year-old Ryan Rosales, was a third grader at Green Mountain Elementary School. Friday night was the first time the Wildcat Lake community was able to come together and grieve as one. At least one hundred people showed up to share their grief at […]

  • Ryan Rosales’ father speaks about his son’s murder: ‘I forgive her’

    For the first time, we’re hearing from the heart-stricken family of 9-year-old Ryan Rosales. The boy’s mother is behind bars accused of killing him earlier this week.